Orthogeriatrics in Hip Fracture
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
Issue: Suppl-7, M2
First Page: 1181
Last Page: 1189
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-11-1181
Article History:Received Date: 26/05/2016
Revision Received Date: 03/10/2016
Acceptance Date: 05/10/2016
Electronic publication date: 31/10/2017
Collection year: 2017
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Orthogeriatrics is a system of care for complex elderly patients who have suffered fragility fractures. This has resulted in demonstrable improvements in care for patients with hip fracture. The article includes a review of the early history of orthogeriatrics as well as current concepts in orthogeriatric care including the use of national databases, audit and important aspects of clinical care such as analgesia, perioperative decision making, ceilings of care and rehabilitation.